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Norway Terror Attacks Toll Upped to 87: Norwegian Man Arrested

ABC News -
A person injured at the youth camp on the island of Utoya is taken from a helicopter into the Ullevaal Hospital in Oslo, July 22, 2011.
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Debt talks dissolve into acrimony

Boston Globe -
"One of the questions the Republican Party is going to have to ask itself is, 'Can they say yes to anything?' " President Obama said.

Obama ends ban on openly gay military service

York Daily Record -
AP On Friday, President Barack Obama fulfilled a 2008 campaign pledge, formally ending the ban. After meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm.

Vote could come sooner than Monday -
AP Notwithstanding an e-mail from NFLPA* player representatives to the rank-and-file indicating that a meeting (and thus a vote) won't happen until Monday, there remains a chance that a vote will come sooner.

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians protest against regime

Los Angeles Times -
Five people are reported slain, as security forces face off with defiant protesters in Aleppo, Homs, Hama and Dair Alzour among other cities.

NASA Picks Rover Destination: Mountain on Mars

New York Times -
The rover will scale a mountain that rises nearly three miles at the center of the Gale Crater and will sample geological layers. By KENNETH CHANG NASA's next Mars rover - the ambitious, beleaguered, delayed Mars Science Laboratory - finally has a ...

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Somali militants block foreign aid from famine-hit south

Globe and Mail -
Islamist guerrillas who control swaths of Somalia are banning food aid from foreigners - a posture that observers predict might cost millions of lives.

Koreas aim to restart 6-party talks

Boston Globe -
North Korean diplomat Ri Yong Ho announced yesterday that the Koreas favor resumption of six-party talks in which the United States, China, Japan, and Russia also participated.

Police investigate James Murdoch parliament evidence

ABC Online -
Scotland Yard is investigating evidence James Murdoch gave before parliament's media scrutiny committee last week. News International's chief executive James Murdoch was already accused of misleading parliament over evidence he has given about a ...

US calls for more clarity on South China Sea claims

Reuters -
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd-R) attends the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali July 23, 2011. NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday called on rivals in the disputed South China ...

Impasses lead to shutdown of FAA

Boston Globe -
Major General Steven Hummer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy Virginia Penrod discussed the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell'' yesterday.

New York Opens Gay-Marriage Era

Bloomberg -
Participants march in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, on June 26, 2011. Photographer: Marcus Yam/The New York Times/Redux Two grooms and two brides now adorn mugs, rubber duckies and snow globes in the ...

Borders fire sale is store's last chapter

Boston Herald -
Michigan-based book retailer Borders, which announced that it's shutting down this week, began liquidation sales at its 399 remaining stores yesterday.

Greek deal done, money woes linger

Boston Globe -
Greek taxi drivers blocked a crossing at the border with Macedonia to protest reforms making it easier for new cabbies to join the profession.

State unemployment jumps

Times Record News -
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 8.0 percent in May to 8.2 percent in June.

Elliot Handler, Co-Founder of Mattel Toys, Dies at 95

New York Times -
Elliot Handler, who co-founded the Mattel toy company and designed the plastic playthings that have filled millions of Christmas stockings, made dinner parties possible by occupying otherwise fidgety children, and stubbed countless ...

Bank Failures Rise to 58 in 2011

New York Times -
By AP WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators on Friday shut down two small banks in Florida and one in Colorado, bringing to 58 the number of bank failures this year.

Can Hulu Help Apple Products Sell Better? Why Apple is Bidding

Christian Post -
Apple is planning to acquire the video streaming website Hulu according to two people familiar with the auction, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Verizon's Bet on iPhones Brings a Slow Return

New York Times -
When Verizon began selling a version of Apple's iPhone, analysts and industry experts alike expected that customers, weary of congestion on AT&T's network, the only carrier then selling the sleek device, would flee to Verizon in droves ...

AT&T Customers Get More Mobile Broadband Coverage in Somerset

Bradenton Herald -
/PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of new mobile broadband cell sites that will enhance coverage for area residents ...

Google+ says it has fumbled business pages; blogs unhappy

Los Angeles Times -
After pulling the plug on Google+ pages set up for businesses on Thursday, Google laid out some details (and a bit of regret) on what it has done so far and hopes to do next to get companies, nonprofits, bands and other entities into the social network ...

Nearly 20 Years After The Original, 'Jurassic Park 4′ Is Coming -
Over 18 after the original Jurassic Park was released back in 1993 and then the third movie in the franchise 10 years ago in 2001, Steven Spielberg announced at Comic Con in San Diego that the fourth movie in the franchise will be coming out in two or ...

'Amazing Spider-Man' Star Shows Nerd Cred At Comic-Con -
Andrew Garfield describes 'surreal' moment: 'I felt like I was Spider-Man,' he tells MTV News. By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) SAN DIEGO - "The Amazing Spider-Man" swung into San Diego Comic-Con on Friday (July 22), ...

Taylor Lautner Names Tom Cruise, Matt Damon As 'Abduction' Inspirations -
SAN DIEGO -- Taylor Lautner is ready to abduct the title of Hollywood's resident action star when "Abduction" hits theaters September 23, but he didn't get there without a little ...

The buzz: Two new suspects in Giants fan beating case

Kansas City Star -
Police chief Charlie Beck pronounced Giovanni Ramirez not guiltyof beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium and charged two other men.

Judge tells Dodgers to seek loan with MLB -
DOVER, Del. - A Delaware judge on Friday rejected the Dodgers' proposed $150 million bankruptcy financing plan, directing the team to instead negotiate a loan deal with Major League Baseball.

Aaron Boogaard receives two charges related to Derek Boogaard's death -
AP Paul Walsh reports that Aaron received two charges. The first is that he was in control of the painkillers that ultimately lead to his brother's death.

Florida Marlins run out of rallies against Mets -
The Marlins erased three deficits but couldn't battle back a fourth time after David Wright put the Mets ahead again. By Matt Forman The Marlins' offense on Friday was just like the electrical storm cells that surrounded Sun Life Stadium most of the ...

Weir out of Canadian Open with elbow injury -
The nagging effects of a 2010 elbow injury continue to haunt 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir. The Canadian pulled out of his national open on Friday, citing the elbow ailment which sent his game into a tailspin.

The Space Shuttle Era: A Review

RTT News -
(RTTNews) - The 30-year-old space shuttle program came to a final stop this month, following Atlantis' last touchdown on Earth.

Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms

New York Times -
Keith Srakocic/AP By KENNETH CHANG Now that the last space shuttle has landed back on Earth, a new generation of space entrepreneurs would like to whip up excitement about the prospect of returning to the Moon.

New rules urged on hybrid animal-human experiments

Reuters -
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientific experiments that insert human genes or cells into animals need new rules to ensure they are ethically acceptable and do not lead to the creation of "monsters," a group of leading British researchers said ...

Should brine-injected meat be labeled?

Los Angeles Times -
If you buy brine-injected meat, you could be paying for a product that is composed 40 percent salt water. The US Department of Agriculture thinks you should probably know this and so today it announced a proposed rule that would require ...


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